Great Britain's women's curlers may have bowed out, but the men's chances of a gold medal are still alive in the second week of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

The progress of both Team GB sexes has seen interest in the sport predictably rise in the UK, but the problem is few know how to play it.

Want to know what time the final starts? Here's the schedule

The first rule of curling is you do not... Apologies. Here are the rules of curling:

IT CONSISTS OF TWO TEAMS
An obvious fact, but both sides consists of four players, who each have their own title: a lead, a second, a vice skip and a skip.

ENDS
Each contest is divided into eight or ten "ends" with points added up at the conclusion of the end. Hence why the British ladies lost 6-4 on Wednesday.

RELEASING THE STONE
The player must release the stone while sliding on one knee and before they reach the "hog line".

SWEEPING
Once the stone is released it cannot be touched, but team members can sweep the ice to make for a smoother run and prevent it from turning.

THE HOUSE
The teams take alternate turns to throw towards a circular target, which is "the house". The team with the closest stones to the centre after all 16 stones are thrown will win the end. Each team member has two throws, with the final two reserved for the skip. The final shot is known as "the hammer", due to its knack for knocking other stones out of the way.

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  • Great Britain's Skip Eve Muirhead shouts instructions at her sweepers during the Women's Curling Round Robin Session 11 Russia vs Great Britain at the Ice Cube Curling Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 17, 2014 in Sochi. Great Britain won the game 9-6. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • China's Yue Zingshuang shouts directions after releasing the stone during the Women's Curling Round Robin Session 7 against South Korea at the Ice Cube Curling Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi on February 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • South Korea's Gim Un-Chi shouts directions after releasing the stone during the Women's Curling Round Robin Session 7 against China at the Ice Cube Curling Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi on February 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Britain's Eve Muirhead reacts as she throws the stone during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics women's curling round robin session 8 match South Korea against Great Britain at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO/YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Sweden's Skip Margaretha Sigfridsson reacts during the women's curling round robin session 10 match between Sweden and Russia at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 16, 2014 during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Erika Brown of the US reacts to throw during the women's curling round robin session 10 match between Canada and USA at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 16, 2014 during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17: Anna Sloan of Great Britain competes during the Curling Women's Round Robin match between Russia and Great Britain on day ten of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17: John Shuster of the USA competes against Switzerland during the Men's Curling Round Robin on day ten of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17: Thomas Ulsrud of Norway competes against Denmark during the Men's Curling Round Robin on day ten of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17: John Shuster of the USA competes against Switzerland during the Men's Curling Round Robin on day ten of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17: Rui Liu of China competes against Great Britian during the Men's Curling Round Robin on day ten of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Bingyu Wang of China competes against Korea during the Women's Curling Round Robin match on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

  • South Korea's Shin Mi-Sung shouts directions after releasing the stone during the Women's Curling Round Robin Session 7 against China at the Ice Cube Curling Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi on February 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Russia's Anna Sidorova reacts as she throws the stone during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics women's curling round robin session 4 match between Russian and Japan at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO/YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • China's Wang Bingyu reacts as she throws the stone during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics women's curling round robin session 4 match against the US at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO/YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Russian Alexandra Satiova throws the stone during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Women's Curling Round Robin session 4 match against Japan at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO/YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Canadian Jennifer Jones reacts as she throws the stone during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics women's curling round robin session 4 match against Great Britain at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO/YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Swedish Margaretha Sigfridsson reacts during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics women's curling round robin session 4 match against South Korea at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO/YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • British Vicki Adams reacts as she throws the stone during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics women's curling round robin session 4 match between Great Britain and Canada at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on February 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO/YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Canada's Jennifer Jones waits for the stone during the Women's Curling Round Robin Session 1 at the Ice Cube Curling Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)